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Mexico City Alameda Central Tours

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Mexico City Alameda Central
Originally a public green space in 1592, Mexico City’s Alameda Central features fountains, statues, and lush landscaping. The urban park is a popular spot for locals and visitors to relax, people watch, and explore historic, cultural, and artistic sights like Diego Rivera's famous mural, Dream of a Sunday Afternoon in Alameda Park.
 
The Basics
In 1592, Viceroy Luis de Velasco planted dozens of poplar trees, creating the park and earning Alameda Central its name, which comes from the Spanish word álamo or poplar tree. Since then, the country’s leaders have put their mark on the green space, including President Porfirio Diaz, who commissioned the Palace of Fine Arts (Palacio de Bellas Artes) be built near the park.
 
In addition to wandering the area by foot, visitors can explore via bike and Segway tours.
 
Things to Know Before You Go
  • Alameda Central offers free Wi-Fi.
  • Food vendors aren’t allowed in the park, so be sure to bring snacks if you plan to stay.
  • The area is considered safe for visitors.
 
How to Get There
As is the case with most of Mexico City, pricy parking lots are located close to the Alameda Central, but it’s better to forgo the car or cab and take the metro to this congested neighborhood. Metro Bellas Artes, accessed by Lines 2 and 8, opens up right onto the park, while Metro Hidalgo, via Lines 2 and 3, is right across the street.
 
When to Get There
Alameda Central is a popular spot, especially on weekends and on weekdays between 4 and 7pm when locals leave work. As for time of year, visit during the spring (late March and April) to see the jacaranda trees in bloom with large, vibrant purple flowers; they are native to tropical and subtropical regions of Mexico.
 
Palacio de Bellas Artes
Located at the end of Alameda Central, the Palace of Fine Arts (Palacio de Bellas Artes) is Mexico City’s major cultural center and hosts art exhibitions, along with a range of live events, including music, dance, theater, and opera. It also houses a permanent art collection with statues and murals by Diego Rivera, David Alfaro Siqueiros, Rufino Tamayo, and José Clemente Orozco.
Address: Avenida Hidalgo, Mexico City, Mexico
Admission: Free
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Fashion Photoshoot in Mexico City

Dress your best and let a skilled photographer capture your travels around Mexico City. Customize your itinerary to showcase the Mexican capital’s most photogenic highlights. Search for hidden spots, elegant scenery, quirky favorites, or head for tourist haunts like Bellas Artes, the Latinoamericana Tower, the Zócalo, or Alameda Central. Remember your outing forever with a gallery of professionally-shot photographs.
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Historical and cultural experience in the Basilica de Guadalupe

You will meet with a local expert guide in history the process of evangeliation in Mexico and how it has transformed the popular festivities. We will explain every aspect of the city and taste a typical meal of "La Villa".
  • Duration: 3 hours
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Small-Group Teotihuacan Pyramids from Mexico City

Discover one of Mexico’s most important archeological sites in a small group limited to 20 on a 6-hour tour of the Teotihuacan Pyramids from Mexico City. With your guide, you’ll visit the highlights of the UNESCO World Heritage Site, which include the Sun Pyramid, Moon Plaza, Palace of Quetzalpapalotl, and the Temple of Quetzalcoatl. Entrance fees and transport via public bus are included.
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Mexico City Segway Tour: Downtown Zocalo

Get to know the heart of Mexico City — Centro Histórico — on this 2-hour Segway tour. To walk the whole area, designated a UNESCO site, would take a long time but this Segway allows you to cover ground quickly and with little effort. Admire the historical buildings and monuments in the Zocalo, Alameda Park and Spanish colonial architecture. Taste snacks, or ‘garnachas,’ along the way, and learn about the city’s history. This Mexico City Segway tour is limited to just six people, ensuring more personalized attention.
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POR TENOCH Mexico City Downtown Bike Tour

Discover Mexico City’s cathedrals, museums, plazas and more on this guided architectural bike tour. See the rich ornamentation of Bellas Artes and Palacio Postal. Admire the baroque Metropolitan Cathedral and cruise through the sprawling main square, or zócalo. Your tour group will remain small, ensuring an intimate experience, and is led by local expert guides. Flexible departure times to suit your travel itinerary and a delicious street food lunch keeps you energized.
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SPECIAL NIGHT LIFE Mexico City Light´s Bike Tour

Experience the magic of Mexico City at night on this guided after-dark bike tour. See the capital’s notable architecture and ancient Aztec ruins illuminated as you travel through the historic center upon which the capital was built. With the help of a trained cycling team and the company of a small group, cruise safely along the tree-lined paths of Alameda Central and pedal past the gleaming towers of Avenida Reforma.
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Photo Session in Mexico City

Are you Visiting Mexico City?Make that moment last forever with pictures that will turn into a lifetime memory.Visit one of the largest cities in the world and walk through the beautiful landscapes full of skyscrapers and monuments by Paseo de la Reforma or the Palacio de las Bellas Artes and the Historic Center. Let yourself involve in the local vibe of the City and enjoy a beautiful day while our professional photographers capture the best moments of your trip.
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Mexico for Beginners and cultural traditions sensorial audio walk

Actors perform directly to your headset! This is the fastest and most fun way to learn Mexican cultural traditions and history. Because Mexico is not only tacos, 5 de Mayo and Tequila! No señor! With this soundwalk mi amigo you will learn all the legends and stories behind the Mexican traditions. Walk around the beautiful garden of Alameda as you enjoy an easy guide to understand the Mexican culture.
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Rico Tours Mexico City Dowtown - Gourmet Walking Food Tour

Want to learn about the city? Meet other passionate foodies and travelers? Discover many hidden food gems in the City? Join us to eat and drink like a local and try many gourmet authentic Mexican foods and drinks in Centro, Downtown. Learn about the history of Centro, Benito Juarez, the Mexican culture and the foods that you will taste, you will have the opportunity to taste many Mexican delights including, Mexican Wines, beers, local cheeses - where you will hear from two foodie product experts. Discover the nation’s oldest alcoholic beverage Pulque, and learn about Mezcal and Tequila. Try regional dishes, as well as Mole Poblano plus much more....Explore the city’s oldest market and see how eating habits have changed from Pre-hispanic times until now.
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